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'Evil scum' - pregnant pedigree ewe found skinned alive with legs chopped off

A furious farmer has launched a social media appeal after he discovered one of his pregnant ewes skinned alive and butchered by ’evil scum’.

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The pedigree Dorset ewe was found butchered outside its pen in Kilrea, County Londonderry, in the early hours of Sunday morningby farmer Arron Lamont.

 

The sheep’s throat had also been slit.

 

“How anyone could do this to an animal is beyond me,” he said.

 

“Someone knew what they were doing as this wasn’t a five-minute job. Wasn’t a pretty sight to come across this morning.”

 

He said a wire fence around his field had been damaged during the break-in and other ewes in the field were “badly shook up”.


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“You can see the clean lines of the knife, and the wool and the skin was cut off – not pulled off. It was like a butcher job.”

 

“When I first found the sheep I thought it must have been a dog attack. But then I saw that found its wool and skin had been peeled off, there was a clean cut across its throat and its four had been legs hacked off.

 

“Only a really sick individual could have done something like this. The animal was completely butchered. Whoever was behind this is evil scum," he told the Belfast Newsletter.

 

“I haven’t fallen out with anyone and I don’t think I have any enemies out there. If I do I hope they will come to me so we can sort it out. The whole thing has left me puzzled and sickened.”

 

A police spokesman said: “Police received a report of the remains of a badly mutilated sheep being found in the Bann Road area of Kilrea on Sunday, September 30.

 

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact officers in Limavady on 101, quoting reference 510 of 30/09/18.”

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